If you are a tourist travelling from Iceland to Namibia, it will take you around 22 hours with layovers in Norway and Qatar. If you are a company looking to clean some dirty money, however, you might fancy a (virtual) detour to the Marshall Islands to set up a shell company – it won’t even take you much longer. This ..
There was a time, not so very long ago, that most fishing boats in the 20-metre range were built of wood. In British Columbia the planking on a boat that size was most often tight-grained, old growth, edge-grain fir. In Thailand it was old-growth golden Takien, again edge grained. Other countries used pine or teak. It was ..
We are all going berserk about the plague of plastic, with the downside of this useful material becoming plainly obvious on land and sea. The Indian government has even banned single-use plastics aboard any ship calling at their ports, possibly on the grounds that it is possible to enforce the ban on a few sailors, where ..
Global innovation in technology is occurring rapidly and there are certainly developments within that have benefited marine engines and propulsions systems. Improving efficiency for the sake of cost and power for the sake of performance are important focuses. Yet, in this modern climate, meeting standards for carbon ..
This week on BairdMaritime.com all sections of the site are devoted to marine engines and propulsion systems, from outboard motors to the engines driving the biggest ships in the world. Join us as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering the ..
As technology improves the efficiency and catching power of commercial fishing vessels, the results can affect fish stocks. To maintain a reasonable distribution of the total allowable catch (TAC) national regulators have tried a number of different approaches. When licensing designed to limit the fleet size was introduced ..
Damen Shipyards Group has been awarded a contract to construct two tugs for Boluda Corporación Marítima’s Boluda Towage Mexico. The vessels, which will be named ..
Maersk Drilling has entered into a contract with BG International, a subsidiary of Shell, for work offshore Trinidad and Tobago on a two-well development project for the ..